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Poem of the Day: Attitude Really IS Everything


Still deleting emails. I’ve deleted over 18,000 by hand since 8:00am. I had to stop for a while, and get my head straight. Thought this might be a good reminder to keep a positive attitude.

Attitude Really IS Everything

You can’t!
I can.
Why not?
It’s all wrong!
It’s all right.
You shouldn’t!
I should.
You won’t!
I will.
It could be bad!
It could be good.
It’s too late!
There’s time.
You’re too old!
I’m still here.
You did it!
I did.

   – Marcia Meara

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8 thoughts on “Poem of the Day: Attitude Really IS Everything

  1. elizabeth on said:

    Well done on the 18,000 (ouch!)

    And too true on the poem. 🙂


    • Hi, Elizabeth! Sadly, when I got down to only 5,000 (of the original 36,400) emails, it suddenly started ALL OVER again from 1!! But this time, there were only 25,800. GAH. I spent another hour and a half online talking to a tech tonight. They were having no luck fixing it, and then we got cut off, and they haven’t called back. (Maybe she hung up on purpose!) So, I guess I don’t have email any more. They can’t even access my RR account now. From THEIR end. :O I need to read my poem again about 67 times, and keep telling myself not to let it make me crazy.


  2. I just deleted thousands of emails today too (no kidding!), it wasn’t easy but I was thankful I had a computer of my own to use for it (I kept telling myself that, it made it much easier). Yes, attitude is really everything!


    • Were they emails you had not bothered to delete before, or were they coming in by the thousands from your server from 2 years ago? They were not supposed to have been STORED on the server, but apparently they were, and now they won’t quit sending them to me. My email is useless. My computer is moving like a snail. And I have the start of one heck of a headache. I’m going to bed & pray it heals itself overnight. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Rachel. Yep…it’s all about attitude. Tomorrow, mine will be better. Probably. 😀


      • Oh wow! No, mine were just emails I hadn’t deleted yet. You should be careful that no one hacked into your account; if your server stored your emails up without you knowing, then I would just check to make sure any sensitive info is still safe.
        I hate to bring that up and possibly ruin another day, but better safe than sorry!


        • Good points, Rachel, but I think we have figured out the problem. My configuring of my email client was apparently not functioning, so they were not deleting any old emails since the day I bought this new computer, in late 2012! Over 39,000 were sitting on the server. RoadRunner just did some major changes to their email service and Webmail, and they had notified us that we didn’t have to do anything, other than delete any “duplicate emails” sent by mistake. I’m guessing most folks don’t HAVE 39,000 emails sitting on their server to be sent out “by mistake,” and I sure didn’t know I did. Sometime during they night, RR managed to get them deleted on their end, and so far…KNOCK WOOD, cross my fingers, and say a prayer…it seems to be fixed. But I do think I’ll be changing some passwords and the like, just to be on the safe side.

          And I hope this never happens to you or anyone else. What an awful day. (Everything I touched went wonky…even my vacuum cleaner! Some days are like that!)

          It’s all good today, at this point. 😀 Thanks, and hope to see you around more often.


  3. Beautifully said Marcia.


    • Hi, my new BFF! 😀 Thanks so much. I woke up the day after I published my first book, and this thought was in my mind, almost word for word. I jumped up, ran into my office, and wrote it down. It made me happy to read it. 😀 Happy is good, right? Nice to see you here. I was expecting to get out and about to several blogs today, but instead spent most of it dealing with the tech people about my email. Tomorrow, things will go smoother. I’m SURE of it. 😉


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